sustainability

Green and Social Transport

Social issues and environmental concerns are two sides of the same coin. Fighting social dumping and climate action is one and the same struggle.

Issues
11 Sep 2020

European Inland Navigation can resurface stronger than ever

In an open letter, Joris Kerkhofs and Jacques Kerkhof reflect on the effects of the crisis on inland waterways transport (IWT) in Europe. They explore the ways this crisis has impacted the sector and how we can ensure that it plays a role in the sustainable future of European transport.

News
12 Aug 2020

The future of European Shipping needs to be social!

Last week, European Shipping Week 2020 was held in Brussels, organised by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). This year, the ETF Maritime Transport section took part in a variety of ways, with trade union representatives from nine different countries attending and contributing to the programme.

Event
25 Feb 2020

Sustainable Fisheries

Preserving fish stocks is vital, but the EU must also pay attention to the workers who bring our fish from sea to plate. We’re teaming up with EFFAT for a project developing a vision of decent work along the fisheries supply chain.

Projects
15 Nov 2018

Climate Change

Human activity is making our planet warmer, and the transport sector is partly responsible. One reason is the low prices which social dumping and exploitation allow, creating excessive demand for cheap transport services. We call for urgent action to reduce the environmental impact of transport, coupled with a fair and just transition for affected workers.

Info
14 Aug 2018
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